Fall 2018 REPORT Newsletter


The economy touches everything in a community: its infrastructure, its education, its quality of life, its people’s livelihoods.

At the Community Foundation we approach multifaceted problems with multifaceted solutions — all paved with ingenuity, effort, and time.

The economy touches everything in a community: its infrastructure, its education, its quality of life, its people’s livelihoods.

At the Community Foundation we approach multifaceted problems with multifaceted solutions — all paved with ingenuity, effort, and time.

At the heart of our mission is people and the talent they possess: Their passions, skills, and ideas become the lifeblood and the future of our community. As you’ll read in the talent story in the newsletter, the Community Foundation is playing a long game.

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Stories of Impact


Investing in Talent, Near and Far

Talent development is crucial to a healthy economy and the region. The Community Foundation understands that, in addition to attracting new talent to our growing and changing region, we must also support the abundant talent that’s already here.

We takes a holistic approach to talent development, nurturing programs that empower the current workforce, and ensure those about to enter the workforce have the tools and skills they need, to start the next generation of talent off strong.

Read About Our Investments in Talent Development

Foundation Scholarships:
Wide-Ranging and Far-Reaching

From a hillside Italian village to an economic club, southeast Michigan students are reaping the fruit of generations before them who wanted
to give back.

In 2018 alone, the Community Foundation has provided $271,000 to 80 deserving students. Each year, students can apply for awards from the Community Foundation’s 46 endowed scholarship funds.

Started in 1996, the Enrico and Marie Vespa Scholarship Fund continues to make an impact on students and their futures.

Read About Students Impacted By Community Foundation Scholarships

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